Float your boat in the lake, bicycle or hike on a trail that provides scenic views of the neighboring foothills and Platte River valley, camp, ride a horse and even fly a model airplane - all at Chatfield State Park, nestled next to the foothills southwest of Denver. Boaters of all types from water skiers to fishing enthusiasts to canoeists and sailors - enjoy Chatfield Reservoirs waters. Boat rentals, a floating restaurant and a marina are also available at Chatfield. Get Colorado boating registration and regulation information by clicking here . Campers have their choice of 197 campsites all with electrical hookups and many with full hookups (water, sewer and electric), in four campgrounds at Chatfield. All campsites are within walking distance to the lake and have picnic tables and grills. Facilities include flush toilets, hot showers, laundry, centrally located water, fire ring and a sanitary waste station. In addition to the 197 single-family campsites offered at Chatfield, there are ten reservable Group Camping sites available. Please call the Park Office at (303) 791-7275 for more information or to reserve a Group campsite.
We had a great time! Enjoyed a picnic and saw so bighorn. We went during the afternoon when it was 80 and had 3 large waterbottles, which was still not enough :( there's picnic areas and toilets about every mile, but no water fountains. We did a total of 6 miles weekend before last, it is nice because you can tailor your hike to how long you want to hike.
Difficult steep trail. Lost the trail a couple times coming down but there are carins set up. We made it to what we thought was the summit but it was the last false summit and didn't have any energy left to push. Beautiful views. No one else on the trail.
Super fun dog park. Lots of big dogs and water dogs so if your dog is small like mine (mini poodle) it can be a bit overwhelming the first few visits. It's by far the best dog park in the area and just walking around is beautiful in itself - you don't feel like you're ever AT a dog park.